Unfortunately, we are temporarily not accepting new host family applications unless you are a family currently hosting an au pair with Au Pair USA.
On June, 22, 2020 the Trump Administration issued a Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending the issuance of certain categories of non-immigrant visas, including J-1 au pair visas until December 31, 2020.
The temporary suspension means new J-1 visas will not be issued starting June 24, 2020 through December 31, 2020. This means that au pairs without a visa will not be able to travel to the U.S. and start their au pair program in 2020.
Your Placement Specialist will contact you to discuss the options available to you including canceling your match or deferring your au pair’s arrival to 2021 if the au pair you matched with is available to arrive then.
Unfortunately, au pairs who have not yet received their visa and will turn 27 years old will not be eligible to participate in the program.
Persons entering the United States are subject to screening by the Department of Homeland Security. Au pairs holding a valid J-1 visa and DS-2019 form should be eligible to re-enter the U.S. during the suspension period. However, au pairs should be aware that there is always a risk that they will not be permitted to re-enter the United States.